The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department offers child car seats and installation to income-eligible citizens. The car seats are made available through a grant from the New York State Child Passenger Safety Program to all City residents meeting the income guidelines and criteria listed below:
- Applicant must be a City of Poughkeepsie resident with proof of residency (Utility bill with City address)
- Income Verification – present a valid benefit card or other Department of Social Services document
- Applicant must be the registered owner of the vehicle in which the car seat is installed
- Photo ID is required (driver’s license or benefit card)
Program verification and installations are done by appointment only. To schedule a verification and installation or for additional information, please call the City of Poughkeepsie Juvenile Unit at (845) 451-4163.